Kind of crazy- kind of meant to be.
So you all know I am all about energy and how everything happens for a reason. I somewhat explain in this video where I have been, and why. I have always promised to be authentic and I needed to get myself in check before I could be beneficial to any of you. Lots to think about...lots to settle...lots to consider.
I'm being honest when I tell you that the idea of creating an on-line yoga class made me feel guilty. It's scary to have to close the doors- it makes paying the rent fairly challenging. But, as I watched studio after studio close, I forced myself to focus on the positive. I still have an income and I can tighten the purse strings at home to hopefully cover my yoga obligations. I couldn't stop thinking about other studio owners who don't have that luxury- and thought it would be selfish of me to do what they were doing in order to "survive."
Over the past few days I have really thought long and hard about things....and I have come to this conclusion. It's not about "surviving"....its about supporting. It's about connections, and friendships, and being able to get a glimpse of our usual "normal." Honest- I miss you guys. I miss hearing about your days, your celebrations, your struggles. I miss the bright spot that room is in my life-it's selfish- but it's true. I love teaching yoga- I love laughing and smiling and moving. I also think the page I'm currently building will allow us all to communicate through a message board. Again-I'm learning over here and think I am doing this all right. We'll see.
So, I'm back. I am going to try this video yoga thing. I have decided the best way to do this is to offer a weekly subscription on-line. I will be posting videos- vinyasa, restorative, mindful. Some will be 30 mins , some will be 45 mins, and some may be a whole hour. Truthfully I am still figuring it all out but hope to be up and running this weekend. A weekly subscription will cost $15 and will be purchased through the MIndbody site. Any videos posted will be available to you until this "stay at home" order is over. I am going to ask you to text me to let me know you are interested. Then, I will send you instructions for how to join the group once it goes LIVE and purchase your subscription.
I named this group "The color is yellow"- because for whatever reason I was drawn to yellow today. Yellow is the color of the the solar plexus chakra, Manipura, the ‘jewel city’ and is associated with emotions, confidence, will power, decisions, personal opinions, purpose. This chakra governs the emotional body and it is your power and transformation centre.
The animal totem of this chakra is the ram. This male sheep is the symbol of conquest, personal power and new beginnings. The ram leaps and hops effortlessly in a difficult terrain where no one else dares going.
Tonight we were supposed to be watching both of our children participate in their first lacrosse games of this season. They are both Holt Rams. If that's not a sign....I don't know what else could be.
So here we go...take a step forward with me!
The link is not attached yet, but will be as soon as the videos are uploaded and I know everything is working properly!!
See you soon!
So, to say I am not computer savvy would be a gross understatement. Although weebly is quite user friendly, I still get frustrated and annoyed with trying to create a presentable web-site. I tend to like things "busy" and "colorful"...which means I get carried away. Clutter makes me comfortable. Seriously. Nothing makes me feel better than to have my "shit" all around me. I am the only person in my genetic line that feels that way. Perhaps my mom has some explaining to do. Just kidding Reenie baby-
(she reads these...all of them. She is very proud of me!)
True story....I am part Polish. I am a ton German- which means I am more than a "part" Polish. Both sides of the family are filled with it. My paternal grandmother bought me the most beautiful polish princess dress once. My mother hated it. With a passion. With her entire being. I wore that dress everywhere. My mom used to suggest I wear something else, anything else. I think I can still remember the eye roll and utter disappointment on her face when I proudly appeared from my room, once again, wearing my beautiful pink, with multiple layers of ruffles, dress. She would always smile though and then talk through her teeth....a true sign she was holding her tongue. Where was I going with this? Oh yes, trying to build this website...again.
Many of you know I transitioned last year from being a yoga studio that offered massage to just being a yoga studio. With that came the opportunity to become "Ardha Moon Yoga" again. Since we don't offer massage, and won't be offering massage, I decided it would make sense to remove the word "Massage" from our domain site. Changing locations unexpectedly also begged for a fresh start.
I started this transfer back in November. Yup. Holy hell- I learned quickly that's a big deal apparently....at least for weebly. Nothing can be done by phone. They don't trust anyone. Trying to get everything transferred was more difficult than it should have been, so I gave up. Yup- 100% threw in the towel and walked away. (This says a lot because I can be hard headed and unwilling to accept defeat. *Note- it did take me 5 months to give in and my decision was fueled by an expiring domain notification.) I still think that Weebly has some of the most ridiculous policies I have ever been subjected to and that says a lot when I also work for the government. Now, you may be thinking- why would you stay with weebly? Fair question with a simple answer- I know how it works and I'm not afraid to hit enter or change something. They also have lots of options, and colors, and layouts. The opportunity for one to lose hours of their life creating is absurd.
So- the new website will be up and running shortly. You will be able to find me at www.ardhamoonyoga.com
The old site will only get you to the Go-Daddy page. It will tell you the domain no longer exists, because it doesn't. I debated attaching the old domain to the new domain...at least for a little bit, but I think I have decided against that.
I will be changing everything and announcing the change in class. It should be much easier for all of you than it has been for me.
Have a great Tuesday....or Wednesday....Or Thursday. I have no idea when this site will actually go live.
By the way- Keister is from the German word "kiste" which means box or case--but the slang sense of rump also exists in the German language. To be honest, I didn't even realize I was using a "German word"....I was just trying not to use the word ass.
Here's hoping for the best-
Sharing my thoughts-
I like to talk too much...it's a gift really. I have decided that writing it all down will be much easier for you to tolerate. In this space I promise to be authentic. I have been told that I often make it all look easy...and it's not. I promise. -e